As INEC Migrates to e-voting…..

October 6, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Media report last week to the effect that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has commenced replacing manual voting with automated voting system portends a good omen for the nations evolving democracy. The initiative, besides being the right foot forward towards instiuting free, fair, credible and acceptable elections in the country, will also satisfy the curiousity and clamour for electoral Read More

Umrah: Reservation for first 10 days fully booked – Minister of Hajj and Umrah

October 1, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Minister of Hajj and Umrah, Dr. Muhammad Benten, said that the reservation of the first 10 days for pilgrims has been completely completed.Benten stated that 16 thousand pilgrims were registered during the first hours of launching the Umrah application. The Ministry of Hajj and Umrah had launched the Umrahna application, to regulate the entry of pilgrims, worshipers and visitors, Read More

Unraveling the ember months’ myth

October 1, 2020 Tayo Ogunbiyi 0

William Bascom in his article, “The Forms of Folklore: Prose Narratives” ,defines myth as tales believed as true, usually sacred, set in the distant past or other worlds or parts of the world, and with extra-human, inhuman, or heroic characters”. Mary Magoulick also sees myths as “symbolic tales of the distant past that concern cosmogony and cosmology, may be connected to Read More

Wike as Obaseki’s new godfather

September 24, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Power is a principal thing but the path on which we tread to its courts matters. I think it is hypocritical fighting a system but at the same time enjoying the dysfunctionality of that system. The Edo governorship election has taken its place in the past of gritty and rousing contests. But the lessons from the election will remain fecund Read More

Kaduna targets N50bn IGR in 2020

September 15, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Kaduna state government is set to improve its internally generated revenue in 2020 from N44 billion in 2019 to N50 billion despite the Covid-19 pandemic, Governor Nasir el-Rufai has said.   Governor el-Rufai, who lamented the twin challenge of global health crisis in the form of Covid-19 and economic slowdown faced across Nigeria, said the state recorded N13 billion internally generated Read More

Edo/Ondo: Tension, violence lawlessness, order of the day – TMG

September 9, 2020 Emeka Nze 0

The Transition Monitoring Group (TMG) has lamented that “developments in the states in recent times suggest heightened tension, increased mutual fears and suspicions and predilections for violent confrontation and lawlessness, threatening lives and property of ordinary citizens.” The group also stated that the situation is undermining the chances of having free, fair and credible elections even in the mist of Read More

Group to FG: Call Gwarzo to order at FIIRO

August 13, 2020 Adoyi M. Aba 0

A civil society group, the Citizens Watch Advocacy Initiative (CWAI),has called on the federal government to restrain the excesses of the Chairman, Governing Board of the Federal Institute of Industrial Research Oshodi (FIIRO), Alhaji Ibrahim Gwarzo. The group, in a press statement issued by its Executive Secretary, Omoba Kenneth Aigbegbele, Wednesday, CWAI accused Ibrahim Gwarzo of “running the revered institution as Read More

Controversy over parliamentary system in Osun LGs

May 26, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The controversy trailing the parliamentary system of government adopted at the local government levels  in Osun state by the former governor, Rauf Aregbesola, has again continued to generate reactions as lawyers now engage in accusations and counter-accussations. Writes LATEEF DADA When Aregbesola introduced the system in 2015, the chairman, Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) Ilesa branch, Kanmi Ajibola, challenged the system in Read More

Covid-19: Implication for Nigeria’s electoral system

May 19, 2020 Moses Oluwaseyi 0

Since Nigeria’s return to democracy in 1999, it has conducted at least 500 off circle and bye-elections cutting across governorship, the Senate and House of Representatives as well as the state houses of assembly. More worrisome is that a higher number of these cases are related to issues of impunity, electoral fraud, violence during polls which were later decided in Read More

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Huge task before the new NCAA boss- ATSSSAN president

February 19, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The  President of the Air Transport Senior Staff Services Association of Nigeria (ATSSSAN), Mr. Illitrus Ahmadu in this interview with Suleiman Idris spoke on the industry’s expectations and the task before the new Director-General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) Captain Musa Nuhu.  The senate has confirmed Capt. Nuhu as the Director-General of Nigerian aviation apex regulatory body, the Read More

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Women should demand accountability

February 13, 2020 Editorial IV 0

There is a gap in the voices of women demanding for inclusion and accountability on issues affecting them in Nigeria. Most of them are not aware that their voices can be heard, using the social media platforms. In most rural communities, women are ignorant of the fact that they can demand accountability using their voices. The omission in the system Read More

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NNPC, stakeholders join forces to combat pipeline vandalism across Nigeria

December 10, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has forged a formidable alliance with some key stakeholders in the Downstream Sector of the Petroleum Industry with a view to stamping out the ugly incidences of oil pipeline vandalism while ultimately sustaining the prevailing sanity in the supply and distribution of Petroleum Products across the country.Leading a team of critical stakeholders to the Read More

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2023: Collapse S/east PDP structure into APC to produce next president – Ozobu

October 31, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Prince Richard Ozobu, an American-trained accountant, chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Enugu state is a dogged supporter of President Muhammadu Buhari. In this interview with CHUKS NWAEZE, he pushes for a Nigerian president of Igbo extraction in 2023, saying the PDP political structure in the South-east should be collapsed into the APC for that to be realised. Read More

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Reps minority caucus reacts to Supreme Court judgement

October 30, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Minority Caucus of the House of Representatives has assured that Wednesday’s judgment of the Supreme Court on the petition by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its Presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, on the 2019 election would not deter the opposition from its role of ensuring checks and balance in the system. Minority Leader of the House, Hon. Ndudi Elumelu, in Read More

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Stakeholders call for overhaul of democratic practice in Nigeria

October 24, 2019 Editorial IV 0

President of the Nigerian Political Science Association (NPSA), Professor Aloysius-Michaels Okolie, has called for complete overhaul of the method of practicing democracy in Nigeria to ensure that the system of government develops in a manner where it will benefit the country. Okolie remarked that Nigeria has been gradually guided into democratic reversals arising from government deficits, the proliferation of hopelessness Read More

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ICT will solve 80% NHIS “transparency” challenges – ES

September 3, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Robust deployment of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) will solve 80 per cent of the “unacceptable transparency” challenges of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS). The Executive Secretary of the scheme, Mohammed Sambo, said this when he visited the Chairman, Senate Committee on Health, Ibrahim Oloriegbe, at the National Assembly complex in Abuja, according to a Tuesday statement by Ayo Read More

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Electoral violence: Ban actors, sponsors, ex-govs forum boss tasks UK, US

March 11, 2019 Editorial IV 0

A former coordinator of the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) Earl Osaro Onaiwu has called on the international community to take concrete action against those that have worked against the interest of Nigerians to vote leaders of their choice by using state apparatus to coerce, intimidate and even kill fellow citizens.Onaiwu in a press statement, in Abuja on Monday, also wondered Read More

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MMM founder Mavrodi dies at 62

March 27, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Russian businessman and founder of the MMM Pyramid scheme, Sergei Mavrodi, is dead. According to Russian media, Mavrodi, whose MMM pyramid scheme deprived millions of Russians their savings in the 1990s, died of a heart attack. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty reports yesterday that the 62-year-old was rushed to the hospital late on March 25, with pains in his chest and Read More

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Foundation performs free eye test on 1,000 aged in Kwara

March 8, 2018 Editorial IV 0

  Mohammed Ajia Ibrahim Foundation (MAI Foundation), has conducted a free eye test, treatment and provision of free eye glasses for 1000 aged people who cannot afford it. The Founder, Alhaji Mohammed Ajia Ibrahim during the exercise decried the high rate of partial blindness among the aged people in Kwara State, saying these are avoidable problem. Ajia speaking at the Read More

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Dredging ‘ll improve security in waterways – CNS

February 26, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Chief of Naval Staff (CNS) Vice Admiral IE Ibas, has said that for the Nigerian Navy to effectively carry out her duties there was the need to improved channel conservancy in Nigeria waters through dredging and buoyage. He said this in Abuja when he received the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas Limited, Mr Tony Attah paid Read More

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Lagos develops e-real estate litigation system

February 20, 2018 Editorial IV 0

The Lagos state government has developed an electronic real estate litigation system (aka Lis Pendens) to reduce litigation in property and to ease process of doing business in the state. The state’s Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr Adeniji Kazeem explained that the electronic system was designed to provide easy access to information to anyone who intends to deal Read More

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Jubilations as Dogara sponsors surgery for co-joined twins, others

February 20, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara’s medical outreach successfully separated co-joined twins in Bauchi state, and gave lifeline to thousand others with various life-threatening ailments. NAJIB SANI reports One of the three arms of government in a democratic system is the legislature or parliament, and it plays an important role in fostering good governance. The constitutional roles of Read More

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Vibrant rail system key to economic devt – NRC administrator

February 14, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Zaria The Director of Administration and Human Resources, Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC), Dr Aminu Gusau, has identified vibrant and efficient rail system as a path to maximum economic growth and development. He said this yesterday while addressing newly recruited workers receiving training at the NRC Training School, Zaria, Kaduna state. Gusau pointed out that no country globally could achieve economic Read More